Outstanding Junior Clinician Education Manuscript Award

Patricia G. Ng, MD, FACP

The AGS Outstanding Junior Clinician Education Manuscript Award is presented to a junior investigator for an outstanding peer-reviewed article on a topic in geriatrics and medical education. The AGS is pleased this year to recognize Patricia G. Ng, MD, FACP for her work on “Using the Jigsaw Teaching Method to Enhance Internal Medicine Residents’ Knowledge and Attitudes in Managing Geriatric Women’s Health” published in MedEdPortal: The AAMC Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources in October 2020. Despite studies showing that internal medicine residency program directors identify geriatric women’s health as an essential curriculum topic, a persistent gap in published women’s health curricula for IM residents exists. Through the study, Dr. Ng and her IM residency program preformed a needs assessment, which revealed that the majority of residents were unsatisfied with current curricula, and most were not confident managing geriatric women’s health. Dr. Ng presents in the study a 2-hour geriatric women’s health jigsaw workshop that aims to increase categorical IM residents’ knowledge and confidence in addressing menopause, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, and abnormal uterine bleeding. As Assistant Professor of Clinician Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, where she also serves as Associate Program Director/Primary Care Track Director of the Internal Residency Program, Dr. Ng aims to increase resident knowledge and confidence in managing women’s health conditions in the outpatient setting.

Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Clinical Education Manuscript Award

2021   Anna Goroncy, MD
2020   Marcia Mecca, MD
2019   Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH
2014   Erika Rozalia Manu, MD
2013   Kimberly S. Johnson, MD, MHS